Colors of the Rainbow – The song of Reykjavík Pride 2017


Colors of the Rainbow is the song of Reykjavík Pride 2017, performed by Daníel Arnarsson and written by Örlygur Smári, Michael James Down og Primoz Poglajen. The lyrics are by Hólmar Hólm.

Colors of the Rainbow is an ode to love and the rainbow – Aphrodite, Eros and Iris. From the dawn of time mankind has told stories about the creation of the world. The stories of the Greek gods trace their origins back thousands of years and often exist in many different forms. The inspiration comes from authors, like Hesiod, who describe Eros as a primordial god, but he is best known as the god of love, by the Roman name Amor.

In addition, ancient deities and mythological creatures were often unusual. Anything that was out of the ordinary – queer – thus belonged to another world, being godlike or supernatural. In this light, the rainbow takes on yet another meaning, being the symbol of the goddess Iris, messenger of the gods, who connected the distant worlds of gods and men. Now the rainbow of course represents diversity, the entire spectrum of being queer. The world certainly would be nothing without love and all the colors of the rainbow, which crosses all boundaries.

Lyrics

Of love now I sing,
the very first thing,
Chaos and Eros,
in harmony,
even in the dark,
we will find the spark,
let us live and love,
till the end of time

This is our paradise-dise-dise-dise,
come together gods and men,
feel the wonder,
sing your song until the sun will rise-rise-rise-rise,
this is our time to shine, and now–

We, we will never hide,
dance all through the night,
glow and glitter in the morning light,
see, shining far and wide,
showing their true might,
all the colors of the rainbow beaming bright

Aphrodite’s will
our hearts shall fill,
letting us all feel
love and sweet desire,
up there in the sky,
Iris heaven-high
crosses all divides,
pure light and wonder

This is our paradise-dise-dise-dise,
come together gods and men, and right now–

We, we will never hide,
dance all through the night,
glow and glitter in the morning light,
see, shining far and wide,
showing their true might,
all the colors of the rainbow beaming bright,
all the colors of the rainbow beaming bright,
all the colors of the rainbow beaming bright

All the colors of the rainbow beaming bright,
this is my, this is my, this is my, this is my wish,
that our hearts, our hearts, our hearts all beat as one,
this is my, this is my, this is my, this is my wish,
if only, if only, if only, if only tonight

Shining far and wide,
we will never hide,
all the colors of the rainbow beaming bright,
shining far and wide,
all the colors of the rainbow beaming bright